Mcgregor vs Poirier is not for the Title, Dana White confirmed!
The UFC President has recently updated us on the upcoming bout between Conor McGregor and Poirier. Catch the full news below!
Mcgregor vs. Poirier is not for the Title, Dana White confirmed!
After winning his title defense against Justin Gaethje, Khabib has officially announced his retirement from the fighting world. As a result, the Dagestani Fighter’s title has been vacant. Up to now, it has been dangling over the heads of many talented fighters in the lightweight department. When Khabib was still ruling the division, he has defeated three out of the fie names on the top contenders ranking, basically cleaning the list.
Furthermore, most of those wins have ended via stoppage, showing his high-level grappler and dominating style over his opponents. When declaring the end of his journey, the lightweight champion has asked for one more thing: he wished to put his name as the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the promotion, which UFC later has granted. In a recent interview, Khabib shed more light on the UFC lightweight division’s situation.
According to him, his name will probably be removed from the lightweight division’s ranking. Furthermore, Mcgregor vs. Poirier’s match should determine the vacant title owner. Overall, he has given his blessing for the fight. On the other hand, Dana White has cleared out the speculations on this upcoming fight this week. In detail, it will not be for the vacant title. Additionally, White believed that he could convince Khabib to make his return with a hefty offer. Who wouldn’t want to see the legend continue his 30-0 record?
We could see why the promotion came up with the decision. There is a possibility that McGregor would not defend his belt if he wins the title fight. Instead, the Notorious has his eyes set on a boxing challenge against Manny Pacquiao. The lightweight division will again be put on hold until the current champ returns. Even though he’s a two-division champ, McGregor never defends once. Meanwhile, Dustin Poirier should be looking at a bout against Charles Oliveira or Justin Gaethje if he wins.